Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson has been kicked out of school for academic reasons, but that doesn’t have him thinking about the 2014 NFL draft.
Instead, Golson says his goal is to be back at Notre Dame in 2014.
“I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term,” Golson said in a statement. “I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014.”
Golson is only two years out of high school, so he wouldn’t be eligible for this year’s supplemental draft even if he wanted to head to the NFL. It’s still possible that he could change his mind and enter the 2014 draft, but Golson has some work to do as a passer before he’d be considered a strong NFL prospect.
So Golson is wise to keep his focus on regaining his college eligibility. If he’s ever ready for the NFL, it won’t be until 2015, at the earliest.